Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Residents forced out of homes following Second Avenue fire

The fire is out, but there is visible
damage to be seen from Tuesday's 

blaze in the downtown area
The hoses have been put away and now Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue officials will move forward with the investigation into the cause of Tuesday evening's fire on 2nd Avenue in the downtown core.

A two story apartment building suffered fire, smoke and water damage as a result of the early evening blaze between 6th and 7th streets.

The fire resulted in the Emergency Social Services program in the city to be put in motion, with at least ten residents placed in emergency housing for three days before alternate accommodations will be required.

While the structure remains standing, the damage to the structure is quite visible from Second Avenue. The extent of the damage inside, or what the future plans for the building may be, is not known as of yet.

During the course of Tuesday evening's fire, the bulk of the city's fire fighting apparatus was on the scene, attacking the fire from both front and rear locations.

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